Memorial Behavioral Health presents...
I’m Not Sick - I Don't Need Help! How To Help Someone With Mental Illness Accept Treatment
Featuring internationally sought-after speaker, clinical psychologist and author, Xavier Amador, PhD
Friday, March 9, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This workshop will provide clinical experts the knowledge and skills to build a strong relationship with mentally ill clients so they engage in treatment. LEAP (Listen-Empathize-Agree-Partner) teaches participants evidence-based practices to strengthen mutual respect and trust to develop effective partnerships.
A set of 7 evidence-based communication tools are taught and practiced during this training. The communications tools will teach attendees how to
- Listen without opining
- Empathize without reality-testing
- Identify areas of agreement
- Apologize for words and actions that harmed the relationship
- Respectfully delay giving contrary opinions
- Give recommendations in a manner that increases trust and communicates respect
- Quickly form partnerships to achieve common goals that are linked to treatment
Registration Deadline: Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Registration includes a free copy of Dr. Amador's bestselling book, lunch, CEUs and training materials.
Conference Fee: $110 ($120 after Feb. 16)
Who Should Attend?
Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses, case managers, crisis workers, consumer peer counselors, law enforcement professionals, probation officers and others who regularly work with persons with mental illness. CEUs provided for social workers, professional counselors, educators and nurses. Application has been submitted for CEUs for alcohol and drug counselors. CE credits will be provided for clinical psychologists.
Meet Xavier Amador, PhD
Dr. Amador is the founder of the LEAP Institute. He is an internationally sought-after speaker, clinical psychologist and author of eight books, including the international best-seller, “I’m Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help!” Dr. Amador has been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America and 60 Minutes. He is a well-known forensic psychologist who has worked on numerous high-profile cases, including the Unabomber, the Elizabeth Smart Kidnapping and 9/11 conspirator cases.